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| Friday, September 20, 2013


JOIN THE ADOPT-A-BEACH CLEANUP EFFORTS: Join EMU'S GREEN and the Alliance for the Great Lakes as they pick-up trash & collect scientific data along the shoreline of Lake Erie on Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Sterling State Park Beach in Monroe, MI. The event will help educate the public and improve the quality of our beaches. There will be a carpool leaving from the Student Center around 8:15 a.m. Please meet at Starbucks by 8 a.m. RSVP at Vis_green@emich.edu or go to the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/566287823430054/.


GET YOUR BIKE REGISTERED: The EMU Police Department will be tagging bicycles on Tuesday, September 24, 4 - 5:30 p.m., at the Student Center (south entrance side near the bridge). The new bike registration program will aid recovery of lost or stolen bikes. This is a free service and is available to all EMU students, faculty and staff. The bicycle and owner information will be sent to BikeGuard, a bicycle registry that will be used as an aid by police officers and bike owners to identify and return stolen bicycles. This is a walk-up program and no appointment is necessary. Bicycle registration is available year round at the EMU Police Department. For questions, please contact Officer Candace Dorsey at 487-0987 or email cdorsey@emich.edu.


WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER OPEN HOUSE: The EMU Women's Resource Center (WRC) invites all women faculty, staff, and students to come together on Wednesday, September 25, 4 - 6 p.m., in the Kiva Room of the Student Center. See what the WRC has to offer and set the foundation for strong relationships with other women on campus. Supporters of the WRC and those interested in our programs are invited to stop by, see the center, and get to meet other new (and returning) women on campus. The goal of WRC is to become a place where all faculty, staff, and students committed to women's issues and equity can rely on and support.  Please join us to kick off a great year for women on our campus. Refreshments will be served.


MEMORIAL FOR SID GENDIN: There will be a memorial for Sid Gendin, emeritus philosopher, department of history and philosophy on Saturday, September 28, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., on the fifth floor of the Olds-Robb (REC/IM) intramural building. Come prepared to share memories of Sid, to laugh a bit and to cry a little. If you have any questions, you can call Claudia Cullin at 487-1020.


RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR BETTY BROWN-CHAPPELL: The campus community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Betty Brown-Chappell on Friday, October 4, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., in room 300 in the Student Center. In lieu of personal gifts, please consider a donation to support the Brown-Chappell Honors Student Endowed Scholarship. Donate online at bit.ly/Brown-Chappell. Please RSVP to Lisa McClees at lmcclees@emich.edu or call 481-2334 by Friday, September 27.


FASHIONALITY'S FASHION SHOW: Tickets are now on sale for the fashion runway show, La Dolce Vita, The Sweet Life, on Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom in the Student Center. The fashion show has sold out every year and tickets will not be sold at the door. Giveaways from the Detroit Pistons, The Body Shop and many more! General admission tickets are just $5 and can be purchased at all EMU ticket box offices. For questions, please contact Shecari Sorrells at 734-657-2251 or email at ssorrell@emich.edu.


PARENTS AND FAMILY WEEKEND: Parents and Family Weekend offers a wonderful way to experience the excitement of EMU's campus. Several events, ranging from theatre to sports, are scheduled Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20 for the entire family. Below is a list of the events planned:

Friday, October 18:

  • 10 a.m. - Dance Forum Choreography Show at Warner Gym (Free)
  •   7 p.m. - Chamber Choir Concert at Pease Auditorium (Free)
  •   8 p.m. - Screening of "Grown Ups 2" Movie in the Student Center Auditorium (Free)
  •   9 p.m. - Fiddler on the Roof at Quirk Theatre ($15/ticket)
  • 10:30 p.m. - Screening of "Grown Ups 2" Movie in Student Center Auditorium (Free)

Saturday, October 19:

  •   1 p.m. - EMU Football vs. Ohio at Rynearson Stadium ($5 with promo code "PARENT")
  •   Band Day and Color Guard Competition
  •   7 p.m. - Fiddler on the Roof at Quirk Theatre ($15/ticket)

 Sunday, October 20:

  •   4 p.m. - Symphony Band and University Choir Concert at Pease Auditorium

MUSLIM JOURNEYS: RECEPTION AND EXHIBIT: Janice Terry, Prof. Emerita of EMU will introduce the Muslim Journeys collection and an Arab American National Museum exhibit highlighting the lives of Arab Americans on Sunday, October 20, 2 p.m. at the Ypsilanti District Library located on Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. The exhibit is in collaboration with EMU Library. The event is free and open to the public. Please visit http://guides.emich.edu/muslimjourneys for more information or contact Lisa Klopfer at lklopfer@emich.edu.


WASHTENAW COUNTY ANNUAL FREE HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF EVENT: The Washtenaw County Home Toxic Reduction Program will have a regional environmental cleanup/free hazardous waste drop-off day on Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at EMU's Rynearson Stadium. County members and EMU students can bring materials such as; traditional recyclables, electronic equipment, freon appliances, household hazardous materials such as paint, oil, & cleaning supplies, old furniture or tires. Please contact 734-222-3827 for additional information or for questions on what to do with hazardous materials on campus, call the Physical Plant at 487-3591.


CONNECTING THE DOTS: BUILDING INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES: The first annual Brehm Conference entitled, Connecting the Dots: Building Inclusive Societies, will take place on Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the EMU Student Center. Presenters include university students, faculty and community members who are doing innovative research and work aimed at building inclusive societies. The goal of the conference is to generate conversations about how we can build societies that are inclusive of all. To register, and for more information, please go to http://bit.ly/Brehm2013. Conference registration is $30, with discounted rates for students, families and self advocates. Contact Kevin Dorn at connectingthedots13@gmail.com with any questions.

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